Welcome to BMJ Physiotherapy Singapore

BMJ Physiotherapy Singapore provides accessible and quality specialist care for your bones, muscles, and joints. Our team of highly trained allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and rehab therapists) adopts the latest proven treatment methodologies and works in alliance to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

“A painkiller numbs the pain temporarily. Physiotherapy manages pain naturally.”

Singapore Physiotherapy

We strive to help our patients recover as quickly and safely as possible through physiotherapy treatments, so they can resume and enjoy their pre-injury lifestyle.

 What is physical therapy treatment?

Physiotherapy is the implementation of evidence-based, time-tested techniques to help restore, maintain, and improve movement, function, and overall well-being. It includes both rehabilitation and injury prevention, as well as the promotion of health and fitness. It combines knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the study of normal body function, with neuroscience, the study of the structure and function of the nervous system.

What does a Physiotherapy Session Include?

Physiotherapy focuses on diagnosing and treating a patient’s injury, disease, or physical deformity. The emphasis is on overcoming functional issues such as difficulty in mobility and completing everyday tasks.

-Physiotherapy treatment may consist of one or more of the following:
-Electrical stimulation for pain relief
-Manual Release Therapy to Improve Joint Movements or Soft Tissue Tension
-Movement re-training
-Individualised exercise programme

Our Area of Specialities

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Bones, Muscles, and Joints conditions

We refer to injuries to the bones, muscles, and joints as musculoskeletal injuries. Some common examples include back pain, ankle sprains, slipped discs and stress fractures. This type of injury can be caused by various factors, such as overuse, sudden impact, falls, or accidents. When these injuries occur, performing daily activities or maintaining a normal lifestyle can be difficult. However, BMJ physiotherapists are specially trained to assess and treat musculoskeletal injuries, which can help patients regain their mobility and quality of life quickly. By working with a physiotherapist, patients can receive a personalised treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and helps them recover from their injuries.

Sports physiotherapy & Return to Sports

Led by ex-team SG sports physiotherapists, we bring sports injury assessment and management to a broader audience of sports enthusiasts.

We understand your sport’s and lifestyle’s demands and aim to bring you back to your sport more robust and faster than before. We value the teamwork behind getting you back by working closely with your sports doctor, therapists, coaches, or parents.

BMJ Physiotherapy Singapore is backed by years of expertise and experience, knowledge of human anatomy, and the latest treatment approaches. Let us get you back to your game safely and quickly.

Prehab and post-surgical rehab

Prehabilitation before surgery is the sensible way to prepare for orthopaedic surgery. We aim to reduce the risk of postoperative complications and improve recovery times. Knowing that he is well prepared for the upcoming surgery is often very reassuring to the patient.

Post-surgery rehabilitation is essential and is guided by our physiotherapist using orthopaedic doctor-approved guidelines. We work closely with your doctors to ensure a smooth and fast recovery.

Our Services

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Manual therapy or mobilisation therapy

Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT)

Dry needling

Clinical Pilates

Sports massage

Exercise testing and therapy

BFR training

Cryotherapy

Taping and Kinesio taping

Postural analysis and body reading

Running gait analysis

Ergonomics assessment

Prehabilitation and post-op rehab

Orthotics Fitting

Google & Facebook Reviews

Excellent5.0 Based on 838 reviews from review us onSerene LeeSerene Lee ★★★★★ Thank you Kiyikio and Aloysius . I had a fractured pelvic and was taken cate of by Kiyiko and Aloysius. They provide exceptional physio services and I have significant improvement and progress after working with them. In less than two months, I regain all my strength and fully recovered from my injuries. I am now back on my track to 5-6km walk per day and my zumba exercise. Thank you for making my rehab journey such a painless and wonderful process.ET HomeET Home ★★★★★ BMJ Tampines has a pleasant environment for my injury treatments. I was attended by Bruno, I’m impressed by his knowledge and the patient he has for patient like me with slow recovery. After attending several sessions, I can feel the recovery has started. Heeding his advice really helps so much in my recovery and also my daily life activities has become easier without pain.Not forgetting the front desk staffs are really friendly and helpful in arranging appointments for me that make it so seamless.Anyone visiting BMJ Tampines, please remember to appreciate everyone there as they are really working hard to give us a pleasant experience and treatment.Cheers BMJ TampinesMy full video review can be found in the link belowhttps://youtu.be/9SrVLP9-Msw?si=GRshhdSIk8qG9TH9Tessa WhangTessa Whang ★★★★★ I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Sharon at BMJ Physiotherapy. After sustaining a climbing injury that resulted in a torn ACL and a partial tear of my MCL, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Sharon for both pre-operation and post-operation physiotherapy. Over the course of a challenging year, she not only helped me understand and correct my old habits but also guided me in learning more about my body.Dr. Sharon’s tailored workouts suited the type of exercises I usually do at home, and her emphasis on being mindful of my form, especially while jumping and performing specific exercises, was incredibly beneficial. Her encouragement and patience were invaluable throughout my recovery. As someone who was eager to return to my daily life, her support kept me motivated and focused.I highly recommend Dr. Sharon and BMJ Physiotherapy to anyone who has sustained injuries or is in need of a knowledgeable and compassionate physiotherapist.SamuelSamuel ★★★★★ I have been with Aloysius for the past year and he has been accommodating to my timings and accurate in his treatment. I appreciate the services rendered. Thank you!Parry TanParry Tan ★★★★★ I had a long term injury on my right shoulder. Went to meet Aloysius in April and after the exercise and treatment, my shoulder is back to 100% mobility.W CW C ★★★★★ I visited Physiotherapist Bruno for my lower back injury. He is always welcoming and encouraging. He would also get to know my day to day activity and give advices on how I could avoid getting repeated injury, tackle the problem and helped me to get well.Even now that I am getting better, he would also do the extra mile by messaging and to check on how I am doing.Will definitely recommend BMJ Physiotherapy and Physiotherapist Bruno.AnishaAnisha ★★★★★ Nicole has been an absolute lifesaver for my back injury! From our first session, she took the time to thoroughly assess my condition and, over the following months, crafted targeted exercises that truly addressed my pain points. Her instructions are always clear, and she seems to instinctively know what the issue is.Having Nicole as my physiotherapist has made a world of difference in my recovery. Thanks to her, my mobility has improved, and my pain has significantly decreased. If you need physiotherapy, I can't recommend her enough. Thank you, Nicole, for your amazing support and care!sam ongsam ong ★★★★★ Happy to rehab from my tennis shoulder injury with the help from Aloysius. He was attentive and professional and was able to help me regain flexibility and strength in my shoulder.Kahmun CheeKahmun Chee ★★★★★ I sought out BMJ physiotherapy with Nicole at a time when my knee issue. From the outset, Nicole’s warm demeanor and professional approach immediately put me at ease. She took the time to understand my concerns and explained the treatment plan clearly.Throughout the sessions, Nicole’s expertise was evident as she guided me through exercises and techniques tailored to my needs. Her explanations were thorough, and she patiently answered all my questions, which helped me understand the recovery process better.I’m pleased to say that under Nicole’s care, I experienced significant improvement in my knee swelling and mobility. Her treatment approach was effective, and I felt confident in her recommendations every step of the way.Overall, I highly recommend Nicole to anyone dealing with similar issues. Her professionalism, expertise, and compassionate care make her an exceptional physiotherapist.Alfonso OoiAlfonso Ooi ★★★★★ I have suffered from a very bad injury during my reservist which I thought would go off after a couple of weeks but it did not. My prior experience with physiotherapist was not a good one and felt that it's a waste of money but I have decided to try BMJ therapy that was recommended by my specialist doctor after month of pain. The physiotherapist was Bruno and I was pleasantly surprised by how effective and accurate he was able to help me through the physiotherapy via a couple of session. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who requires assistance!radicalyxradicalyx ★★★★★ Really thankful to Kiyoko for helping me to get back on my feet in both day to day life, as well as sports from my Achilles tendon rupture injury. ☺️The advice, guidance and exercises were really helpful, and it helped me to accelerate my return to sports within 6 months, when it would normally take about 9 months to a year for full recovery ☺️Thumbs up and many thanks to the team at BMJ! ☺️Sean SeahSean Seah ★★★★★ Nicole is an exceptional physiotherapist whose professionalism, expertise, and compassionate care have greatly benefited me over the past few months. She assessed my condition thoroughly, tailored a specific treatment plan, and explained each step of the process with impressive knowledge and skill. Nicole's hands-on techniques, encouragement, and motivation have significantly improved my mobility and reduced my pain. Her genuine care, attentive listening, and positive attitude have made a huge impact on my recovery journey. I highly recommend Nicole for anyone in need of physiotherapy, as her personalized approach and caring nature truly set her apart as an outstanding healthcare provider. Thank you, Nicole, for all your help and support!hong wei chuahong wei chua ★★★★★ Fully recover and back to my favourite sports by the help of Aloysius...great environment and good location..Nonxanok RomyanonNonxanok Romyanon ★★★★★ After a bilateral knee injury and experiencing significant pain, I am now back to normal thanks to Kiyoko. She is highly professional, and my pain improved after just 5-6 sessions with her. She also stayed back to help me out on the day that I encountered an accident.Edison SimEdison Sim ★★★★★ I dislocated my knee in May 2023 unable to walk or bend my knee. Took awhile before I can start walking again. Thanks to Aloysius at Kovan BMJ Clinic guidance and keep pushing and many exercises at home without Aloysius I won't know what exercises is the best to do and explains. It completely changed my life after I injury my leg. Highly recommend to those who need help with guidance. Thank you Aloysius and BMJ.lalit sakhujalalit sakhuja ★★★★★ Very polite & professional staffLeonardLeonard ★★★★★ Thanks to Aloysius for helping me manage my lower back pain through posture correction, exercise routines and other advices to enable me to go back with my usual gym workoutsLeong Feh TuckLeong Feh Tuck ★★★★★ Thank you to the team at BMJ Kovan for getting me back on my feet after my knee surgery.My physiotherapist Aloysius is knowledgeable, helpful, encouraging and very motivating and dedicated to helping patient.Each session was very beneficial in helping me to the recovery journey. I am thankful to be under his care.Thank you BMJ team especially to Aloysius!Vidhu KishoreVidhu Kishore ★★★★★ I went to BMJ with a lower back pain issue and I had an amazing experience with Alyssa the physio there she was very helpful and skillful during our session I learned a lot about my body posture within a few sessions my pain was gone and I felt better .Thank you Alyssa and the team at BMJ for everythingVeronica JacobVeronica Jacob ★★★★★ I had undergone an ankle surgery and was supported by physiotherapy for recovery at BMJ this year. I was attended to by Alyssa.Thank you so much for your exceptional care and expertise during my physiotherapy sessions. Your dedication to helping me recover and improve my walking has been truly remarkable. I appreciate all the time and effort you have put into my treatment, and I am grateful for your guidance and support throughout the process. You are a fantastic , warm and physiotherapist, Thank you for everything!Esther PoonEsther Poon ★★★★★ I visited the clinic because I sustained a knee injury in a ski accident.My physiotherapist Aloysius was knowledgeable and helpful in tailoring exercises to my lifestyle and level of commitment. Each session was very beneficial in helping me understand how i could better manage myself and I saw good progress rather quickly.The clinic receptionists are also friendly and accommodating with any last minute appointment changes. Overall it’s been a very encouraging recovery journey. Thank you!Anna ChewwyAnna Chewwy ★★★★★ Started my physiotherapy treatment with Bruno Chia due to slipped disc which resulted in feet numbness and lower back pain when sitting for too long. Bruno has been of great help through the 6 months that I saw him, he was able to provide very targeted exercises to help with my recovery and pinpoint any areas of improvement. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family!Lim CarinaLim Carina ★★★★★ I recently completed my physiotherapy sessions with Alyssa, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Alyssa's expertise and personalized approach made all the difference in my recovery. She was always attentive, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring, ensuring that each session was tailored to my needs. Thank you for helping me get back on track!Aloysius WongAloysius Wong ★★★★★ I had an injury on my left shoulder which could not naturally recover with time. But a few sessions of physiotherapy with BMJ Tampines quickly led me to recovery. Within each session, they could provide a clear diagnose and instructions to follow for recovery. I definitely recommend them for anybody looking for physiotherapy in Singapore!George SeahGeorge Seah ★★★★★ Thanks Aloysius for his professional advise and helping me recover from the surgery. Very helpful, friendly and understandingAllenAllen ★★★★★ I had the chance to work with an amazing physiotherapist at BMJ Physiotherapy (Tampines). Fred is incredibly knowledgeable! From the detailed evaluation to the recommended exercises for both problem-solving and injury-prevention, I’m really impressed. Highly recommend!SeleneSelene ★★★★★ I sustained a bilateral knee strain injury while exercising and was referred by my doctor to physiotherapy for some strength training and pain relief.Before seeing Aloysius, I experienced significant knee pain. I am glad that after 3 sessions with him, majority of my pain subsided. Beside exercises to strengthen my knee, he also taught me some targeted exercises to ease the strain on my neck and back when he realised that there was some limitation on my neck mobility.Aloysius is very motivating and dedicated to helping patient. I am thankful to be under his care.Hilliyah HaronHilliyah Haron ★★★★★ I started having back pain since Oct 2023 and started physiotherapy only in Feb 2024 after the didnt resolve on its own. I started going to BMJ in Feb 2024. Alyssa was patient and did not give up on trying to find the cause of my back pain, especially since my symptoms were rather non-specific and there was no particular event that had caused my back pain.After 4 months of treatment, my back pain has resolved. Alyssa not only taught me exercises to relieve the pain but also how to improve on my posture and walking to prevent future pain recurrence.Anandi IyerAnandi Iyer ★★★★★ My therapists have been proactive, knowledgeable and encouraging! Support staff is good, too!Crystal HoCrystal Ho ★★★★★ Fred has been my physiotherapist for almost two years. He’s really great and the only one I trust, so I actually followed him to BMJ after he left his previous clinic.I had restricted neck movement for 6 months post op and my range of motion made tremendous progress after I started regular physio with Fred. Not only is he very skilled and knowledgeable, he also gives clear instructions on my recovery exercises and makes me well-aware of my condition and progress. Fred doesn’t talk about boring medical terms or give a one-size-fits-all solution, but he makes the effort to understand my lifestyle to see how I make use of my hobbies to regain my range of motion faster and in a more enjoyable way.Besides having strong technical skills, the way medical professionals talk to patients and create that chemistry also makes a difference in recovery - Fred always gives me the confidence that I’ll get better and makes me look forward to every physio session. I don’t see it as a typical medical appointment because it’s always nice chatting with him while getting a good rehab.Highly recommended physiotherapist!js_loader

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From Passion to Practice: The Founder’s Story of BMJ Physiotherapy

Is there a better way in Singapore’s Physiotherapy?

Curious, better technique, more effective, keep learning.

Darek, the founder and physio mentor of BMJ Physiotherapy clinic began his physiotherapy journey 20 years ago in a UK university.  It was in Manchester where he was intrigued by the body healing ability and how we can influence the body to heal better.

His quest for better and the latest technique often led him to courses outside and beyond his university curriculum.  So, even as a student and with limited resources he invested his own time and money to attend multiple physio related courses during his school vacations. This mindset to continuous learning and the search for better strategies is a practice Darek has hold forth even to this day where even the pandemic couldn’t hold him back from attending online conferences.

In 2003, Darek joined CGH where he made a real impact on the ground. He thoroughly enjoyed his early years in the hospital putting into practice the skills he picked up.

Even though he has his hands full with his full-time work, he continues to set aside time to upgrade his skill at his own expense and time.

In 2008, he even invested a full year to deepen his knowledge by acquiring Masters in sports physiotherapy in Queensland, Australia.

Treating the Root Cause

Through this constant upgrading, he discovered so much more about the human body and it led him to his current practice mantra: treating the root cause of any injury.  

“I believe that treating the root cause of any injuries is vital to solving pain for the long term.  And I really want to make a difference”. 

Darek realised that what he had learned traditionally was focus mostly on solving the symptoms and not looking at the problem holistically.   There were a number of insightful cases that help him to see the root cause of the injury.  

For example, there as this gentleman who had a persistent shoulder pain who was unresponsive to the usual physio treatment.  He discovered that the shoulder pain was connected to an old abdominal surgery that has altered his posture.  His root cause of his shoulder injury was the scarring at the abdomen! The physio session took on another approach to address the abdominal scar tissue with long lasting pain relief to his shoulder.

Moving on, perfecting skills, connecting the dots

After 8 years in the hospital, Darek felt that he did not have the time luxury with his patients to explore about the root cause of their problems.  The hectic scheduling at times needed him to see two to three patients at a go!  This didn’t align with his mantra.

In 2013, he made a bold decision to start his own practice, BMJ Physiotherapy clinic.  At his own clinic,  he made it a point to spend more quality time with each patient to further dive into clear diagnosis, investigating root causes and to tweak his treatments.  Giving enough time for this patient also means that his patients could feel a lot more care, concern and the 360 degrees attention.

The rigour of running his own clinic still didn’t stop him from continuous education momentum he had from his early years. With adequate patient mileage and the latest physio knowledge/ research he was now able to help his patients connect the dots between the current pain, your past injury, lifestyle and even your environment factor can all be root causes to be your injury.

“Your sessions are different to others I have attended!”  these remarks are common with patients who consulted with Darek and his BMJ team. “I can understand my problems a lot better now.”

He remembered this other case, a 40 plus gentleman who came in for rehabilitation after this left knee cartilage surgery. As his rehab progressed, his analysis and investigation led him to conclude that the reason why he needed to do a left knee surgery was due to a right knee injury he suffered years ago that he didn’t recovered from. So over the years, he had to overly rely on his left knee for his sports.  

So as they realised, the physio treatment eventually have to focus on this unoperated side.  Thankfully, he was eventually able to equalise both his leg strength for him to return to running!

These and many more examples are evident in the google and facebook reviews.

Passing on BMJ physiotherapy skills

With all these years of accumulated knowledge running BMJ physiotherapy, Darek made a decision to mentor the next generation of physio so as to start a movement of discovering root causes.  He is able to put his treatment methodology into 3 steps: BMJ’s ACT therapy.  Through a series of steps, BMJ physiotherapists can figure out the root cause of your injury achieving long term pain relief. (see below)

His commitment to mentor the next generation of physios is seen in his weekly mentor sessions with his team

“ I believe  collective intelligence and nurturing an environment where everyone can share and  learn openly. “  and this has been the intention he had set out from the word go.

“I plan to continue to challenge younger physio to raise their own standards and bring physiotherapy to the next level.”

BMJ three steps to discover the root cause of the pain

Bringing BMJ physio to the sporting world

Its has been 10 years since the inception of BMJ physio clinic, Darek is ready to bring physiotherapy to another level.

A recent survey done by ActiveSG found that regular participation in sport/physical activity reached an all time high of 72%!  They found out that the pandemic had reinforced value of active lifestyle for health and mental wellness.

This higher sports participation rate unfortunately do come with higher incidence of sports related injury.  This is where BMJ physio come in timely to offer and managed sports injury effectively at the primary care level.

“We have also notice how Singaporeans are more serious about their sports and wanting to bring their performance to another level and beyond”

As part of BMJ’s evolve mission, he is proud to bring on board a senior principal physiotherapist, Yeo Hwee Koon who has over 20 years of experience treating our national athletes in Singapore Sports Institute and FAS.

“After taking care of our country’s best athletes, I believe it is time to bring the same level of medical treatment to the rest of Singapore.”

“I am excited to join Darek and team BMJ because I can feel his passion often in not just simply solving the symptoms of any injury, but to deep dive into the factors that causes the injury”.

Together with BMJ treatment methodology and her expertise in treating elite athletes, they hope to bring top notch physiotherapy treatment to our recreational sport fraternity.  This expanded scope will make sports medicine and physiotherapy available to the wider population.

“I joined BMJ also because I share the same philosophy of nurturing our next generation of physiotherapists.  I look forward to partnering BMJ physio to create a community of happy healthy physically fit Singapore.”

Our Alliance

FAQ

Am I suitable for physiotherapy?

You are suitable if you are experiencing discomfort from any one of the following:

  1. Musculoskeletal injuries: Physiotherapy can help treat injuries to bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissues, such as sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations.
  2. Chronic pain: Physiotherapy can help manage and alleviate chronic pain due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic back pain.
  3. Sports injuries: physiotherapy can help prevent and treat sports and physical activity injuries.
  4. Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation: physiotherapy can help prepare for surgery and aid in recovery from surgeries such as joint replacement or spine surgeries.
What does physiotherapy treat?

Physiotherapy can treat a wide range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. At BMJ, we specialise in treating musculoskeletal conditions. Here are some examples of issues the physiotherapists at BMJ can address:

–   Posture
–   Pain
–   Mobility and range of motion
–   Strength and endurance
–   Balance and coordination
–   Sports-specific injuries and injury prevention

Can my health insurance cover my treatment cost?

Physiotherapy fees are claimable from your insurer under most of medical insurance. If you are planning to claim the charges from your insurer, it would be advisable for you to check with your insurer or agent on the procedures.

Do you work with children?

We are more than pleased to welcome children of all ages.

Can I book online?

You may register with us via our BMJ Physiotherapy website (bmjtherapy.com) or reach us by call (details for each brunch are available on our website).

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

A doctor’s referral is not necessary. However, some insurance plans may require a referral to cover the cost of physiotherapy. It is important to determine their specific requirements with your insurance provider or healthcare system.
Overall, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist.

What is the treatment like? Will it hurt?

The results of the assessment determine the treatment techniques used. Some techniques may require more force, which could cause slight discomfort. It is important to communicate any discomfort you experience to your physiotherapist so they can adjust their treatment methods accordingly.

How long will it take for me to feel better?

The time it takes to recover from an injury or condition varies depending on factors like severity, age, and overall health. Recovery is often a gradual and progressive process that requires patience and consistency. An individualised treatment plan can help optimise recovery. While improvements may take time to happen, progress can be made with consistent effort. Your physiotherapist can estimate your recovery time and give you personalised instructions.
Overall, depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your impairments, you may require just one visit or you may need months of care.

How long does each session last?

Each session typically lasts 45 minutes. This allows enough time for a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition and to develop and implement a personalised treatment plan to address the individual’s specific needs.

How frequent are the sessions?

Typically, during the initial stage of treatment, it is recommended that you attend one or two physiotherapy sessions per week for the first four weeks. The frequency of these sessions may vary depending on the severity of your injury and the estimated recovery time.

What can I expect for my first appointment?

On your first appointment, you will thoroughly assess your condition to diagnose the root cause of your issues. With an accurate diagnosis, our physiotherapist will customise a rehabilitation programme that optimises treatment outcomes.

Treatment typically involves one or a combination of the following treatment techniques during the session:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Functional Rehabilitation
  • Customised Exercises
  • Electrical modalities, such as shockwave and TENS electrical stimulation therapy,
  • Foot Orthotic Therapy

You can also expect to receive self-management recommendations with home exercises and physical aids prescribed if required.

How should I prepare or dress for my first appointment?

Preparing for your physiotherapy appointment can help you get the most out of the session. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  1. Gather information: List any symptoms, concerns, or questions about your injury or condition, and remember to bring along your referral letters, medical reports, and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or an MRI (if applicable).
  2. Wear comfortable clothing. Wear loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely. Avoid restrictive clothing that may make it difficult for your physiotherapist to assess your movement.
  3. Arrive about 10 minutes early to allow time for paperwork and intake procedures. This will also give you time to familiarise yourself with the clinic.
Do I need to make an appointment?

Our bookings are mainly by appointment basis thus we recommend that you make an appointment with us to avoid any wasted walk-in appointment request.

Simply call us, message us on our chat box on our website, or via our online booking form on our website.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept credit card (Visa/MC/Amex), PayNow and Cash.